The man suspected of murdering Yolanda Reyes in Walker now is formally charged with last week's rape of an 85 year old woman in Grandville.  

Shawn Jarrett, 50, is officially accused of assaulting the senior citizen in her home in Grandville last Thursday.   

It was during that investigation that detectives in Walker noticed connections to their case of the murdered Berta Yolanda Reyes, 42 year old mother who's body was found about a month after she went missing from her job at a greenhouse.

WOOD TV says that  Jarrett had pleaded guilty to similar crimes in Pennsylvania and served 30 years in prison.  He got out just two years ago. 

Walker police have not charged him with the Reyes murder, yet, but believe they have their man.  

A friend of the family tells WOOD TV they just want to know who is responsible for the death, and why.